Introducing Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interiors Awards
We were so exited to read about the Green Interiors Awards that we had to share the low down with you. It’s just marvelous to see such industry heavy weights getting behind green and sustainability in Interior Design products.
What’s it all about?
Home Design Magazine Australian Living Awards is about shining the light on those who use green interior products in their projects, be it for homes, offices, shops, educational facilities, hotels, restaurants and bars. Entries are welcome from interior designers, architects, interior stylists, interior consultants, building designers and homeowners.
“We believe that it is important for industry professionals and homeowners to choose interior products that are healthy for the users, manufacturers, suppliers and the environment. These Awards are all about product use and not structural interior design.” Anthony Lieberman, Marketing and Communications Manager at Australian Living explaining the rationale behind these Awards.
According to David Baggs, Chief Executive Office of Global GreenTag, interiors products typically have the biggest environmental impacts and the most significant impact on health and indoor air quality compared to construction products with longer life cycles. GreenTag operates the only ACCC approved National Certification Mark in the green building materials sector.
“The Green Interiors Awards provides an important showcase for those designers who have successfully tackled the most challenging aspect of interior design, i.e. ensuring it is both a healthy, low impact design and looks amazing at the same time.” says David.
Who’s behind it?
The Awards were created in 2012 by Australian Living, a sustainable building consultancy who is dedicated to spreading the awareness of the benefits associated with green buildings inside and out. Australian Living opened its doors in 2008 with a clear vision – every building should be as green and sustainable as possible.
For the 2013/14 Awards, Australian Living wanted to increase the awareness of the Awards so the decision was made to partner with a major magazine publisher who shared a similar philosophy.
Enter Universal Magazines – Australia’s largest publisher of home media, including Home Design Magazine. After more than 26 years Universal remains committed to delivering high-quality content to its audiences and targeted media products to businesses.
- Corporate Culture OFFICE
- Taubmans RESIDENTIAL
- AGED CARE
What are the Key Dates?
- Entriles for Awards are Now Open and wil close on 23rd May 2014
- The Awards will be accepting entries completed from 2011-2014
- Winners will be announced at the Awards function in Sydney on 19 June 2014
Who are the Judges?
*Image from Green Interiors Awards
- Shaynna Blaze (Co-Presenter of the Lifestyle Channel’s Selling Houses Australia and Channel 9’s The Block)
- Kate St James, FIDA (interior designer and Editor –in-chief of Home Design Magazine)
- Daphna Tal (Sustainable interiors Consultant at Australian Living)
- Mark Lynch (Leads a national commercial team at Taubmans
- Richard Munao (Founder of Corporate Culture & Cult)
Who are the Sponsors?
There are some big names behind the sponsorship also, with Taubmans and Corporate Culture both as Platinum sponsors and Designer Rugs and Cloth Fabric as Gold sponsors.
The awards are also well supported by Specialised Textiles Association, Furnishing Industry Association of Australia, Global Green Tag, The Colour Society of Australia, Good Environmental choice Australia, Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute, Australian Furniture Association and the International School of Colour and Design.
Can’t wait to see the entrants for 2014, it’s a great opportunity to promote Green Design.